Persimmon Homes West Midlands requires a Trainee Technical Assistant to work within the Technical Department based at our office in Telford.
The successful candidate will be required to assist the Technical Director and wider Technical Team in the collection and preparation of information for developments from concept to completion. Duties will involve liaison with internal staff across all company disciplines, liaison with external consultants, contractors and local authorities to ensure the timely provision of all relevant Technical information to allow site starts in line with regional targets. Alongside this they will be required to assist in liaising with utility providers in obtaining new supply quotes for our developments and any required diversions to existing utilities affected by the site. They will be involved in the process of progressing site investigations, remediation, earthworks, road & sewer design and construction, foundation design and assisting the site teams where necessary. Additionally there will be a wide range of administrative functions associated with new site starts, such as the production of tender packs for the Commercial Team and working drawing packs for the Construction Teams along with general day to day administration including filing, archiving and printing. Co-ordinating and managing the process of effectively distributing technical information out to the wider team and contractors will be a key part of the role.
The successful candidate will ideally have Maths and English GCSE (Grades A*-C or 9-4). If the successful candidate shows enthusiasm and aptitude they may be considered to enrol on a day release course (ONC / HNC or Higher Apprenticeship) relevant to their job role. Previous experience within the house building industry is preferable but not essential. A full driving licence or working towards a licence and access to a car is preferred. Excellent IT skills are required and the ability to use AUTO CAD is preferred but not essential.
The successful candidate must have excellent communication, negotiation and problem solving skills, with the ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative. You must have a genuine desire to learn and succeed in what is a wide ranging and demanding role.
Competitive Salary, Pension, Life Assurance & Bonus
Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory background check e.g. employment history and criminal record check. These background checks are job specific to certain vacancies within Persimmon.
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